Cagsawa Ruins Park, Legazpi

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Bicol Region
The building remains at Cagsawa Ruins Park provide a ghostly reminder of a town destroyed by a violent volcanic eruption. Centered primarily on a 16th-century Franciscan church, the ruins consist of a burnt-out stone belfry and surrounding foundations. Explore the site to get a sense of how the area looked before the eruption of nearby Mount Mayon, which obliterated the town in 1814. Make your way up to the ruined bell tower, covered in jungle growth, and peek inside--townsfolk sheltered here during the eruption. Don't miss the small plaque on the outside of the structure detailing more of the church's earlier history. Plan to visit Cagsawa Ruins Park during your Legazpi vacation using our convenient Legazpi vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great view of the Mayon Volcano. The park is small but very reasonably priced. There are several gift shops to visit after you have seen the sites. The shops offer shirts, magnets, key chains and othe...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    While visiting the ruins, it is a conscious what strength the volcano can develop. He also looks so majestic, he might as well as dangerous. It's worth a visit. Directly to ruin trips on the Mayon are offered. There are also many stalls with souvenirs
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  • July 22, 2017
    Interesting to know that the church were destroyed during the eruption of Mayon Volcano and the only remnant is its belfry. But the best attraction is the excellent view of Mayon from the back of the ...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Cagsawa Ruins is a very amazing place. We only had a couple of minutes to explore the place and take pictures, but it was all worth it. The place will take you back to your elementary days when you study about the historical places in the Philippines. The Mayon Volcano was as majestic as it was taught back then. Seeing them in person was breathtaking. We are planning to go back once our kid is older. Great place 🖒🖒🖒
  • July 13, 2017
    Historical indeed.. and scenic. But crowded too since it is very popular. You'll always end up with a photo bummer with u 😅😂 So Ligñon Hill is better if you don't want photo bummer. Unless u don't care with photo it'll be 5/5.
  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful, cheap admission fee and parking fee. Great place for pictures. The little shops around are nice as well.
  • June 21, 2017
    The perfect place to view Mt. Mayon. You would also see the ruins of Cagsawa church. If you want souvenirs, try shopping in the numerous stores in the vicinity.
  • May 4, 2017
    It's been my third time here over the years. The place doesn't change much. It has a good view of the Mayon Volcano but it does get a little too crowded and taking pictures can be a drag. Still a wonderful place to go to nonetheless

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